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Fly Tying Patterns Pittsburgh PA

Local resource for fly tying patterns in Pittsburgh. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to bait and tackle shops, fly fishing stores, fly fishing lessons and fly fishing guides as well as advice and content on fly fishing products and services.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(412) 787-1330
The Mall at Robinson
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(412) 854-2554
South Hills Village Mall
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(412) 858-1200
Monroeville Mall Annex
Monroeville, PA
 
Pittsburgh REI Store
(412) 488-9410
412 S. 27th Street
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Exkursion Outfitters, Inc.
(412) 372-7030
4037 William Penn Highway
Monroeville, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(412) 476-9940
The Waterfront
Homestead, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(412) 635-9004
Northway Mall
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(724) 742-4455
Cranberry Square
Cranberry Township, PA
 
Settlers Ridge REI Store
(412) 747-1180
600 Settlers Ridge Center Drive
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(412) 476-9940
The Waterfront
Homestead, PA
 

Improved Clinch Knot

Fly Fishing Knots - The Improved Clinch Knot is probably the most popular knot used to attach a light tippet to small flies of size 18 and larger. This knot is the same as the clinch knot only it adds one more step at the end.

Steps to tie the Improved Clinch Knot:


1.Take the tag end and pass it through the eye of your hook, allowing at least 3 inches of tag beyond the eye. Wrap the tag end six or seven times around the line toward your leader.
2.Next, run the tag end through the first loop above the eye, then over the coils and through the large loop you just created.
3.Moisten the knot area with either saliva or with water from the stream. Grab the tag end and the line going to your rod and pull simultaneously, forcing the coils to form a tight spiral. Once tight, slide the tightened coils against the eye of the hook with your fingernail and assure the coils are in a uniform spiral, not overlapping each other. Clip the tag end.

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